How to Stop Background Running Apps In Android And Run Your Phone Smoothly

Are you using the android smartphone and it isn’t getting the same mileage that it used to? If this sounds familiar, there are few things you can do to take back control of your device and improve the situation, and one of the easiest things to do is control apps running in the background. Would you like to know what apps are running in the background or want to stop the apps running in the background?

Here are few things that you should check them out to shut down Android apps running in the background. It is a fairly easy process.

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Check Battery Use & Process Stats:

Would you like to know which apps are running in the background processes and battery power they consume both in terms of battery and processing? Android itself have a built-in monitoring option.

  • Go to settings and select enable developer option > about the device and tap on build number until you see that developer option is enabled.

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  • Go to settings > developer option > process stats which shows the time of your running key apps. Now Tap on any app to view RAM used by the app.

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  • Now go to settings > battery and then click on any app to view how much battery is used by them.

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What Are The apps that I Should Stop Running In The Background?

Usually, games or music players that you’re not actively using. You might also have some other app that’s sucking a lot of RAM or battery and you can’t think of a reason why it should. However, you should leave the apps or the services running which start with the word “Google”. Anyways most of the apps or services you should not stop are Google play services, Google play store, Google search, Google contact sync, Google keyboard.

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How to Stop Android apps running in the background?

The quickest way to stop a runaway app in its tracks is

  • Go to Application manager and disable it > settings > application > application manager followed by tapping on the app and then tapping disable.
  • With an update in the Lollipop android version, you can directly close or stop the recent app by tapping on the “recent app” navigation button (present in the right of the home button) on your phone followed by swiping left or right your recently used apps.
  • Uninstall or delete the app, settings > applications > application manager followed by tapping on the app and then tap on uninstall.

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  • Force Stop the app, settings > applications > application manager and now swipe right to the running tab followed by tapping on the app and then tap on “Force Stop”.

If you don’t have any idea about the app or service, then don’t stop it unless and until it’s using lots of RAM memory or battery.

Hibernation App For Android:

Greenify is a lightweight little app that automatically forces closes apps whenever you’re not using them. The language Greenify uses is ‘hibernating,’ but it effectively just kills background apps so you don’t have to bother with it. Do note that a lot of these solutions, including Greenify, may require root to use and for the non-rooted phone users, you will not be able automatically to hibernate app instead can use the widget to put your apps in hibernation mode.

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Greenify is considered as one of the best management apps in the market if you are serious about the management of your phone.

Are you a long-time Android user, what kind of advice do you have for people struggling with recurring background app problems? Do mention your views in the comment sections below.

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